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Bead me up scottie

What a glorious thing it is to have free time!  Yesterday was technically my last day at school, but because I made it so.  Teachers in our county have workdays through next Monday, but since I’m not going back next year those days of professional development seemed unnecessary, so I took my remaining personal time to end the year a bit early.  759 more words


Cutting and gluing shapes

A simple activity to set up for extending all sorts of skills!

You can cut the paper into strips to make it more manageable for beginners. 32 more words

Montessori Inspired

Monkeying Around - Engaging the Thumb

A huge milestone for a 9 to 11 month old is being able to grasp an object with the thumb and forefinger. But when your kid cannot master this at one let alone five or 10 years old, you need some intervention in the form of an OT (occupational therapist) to improve upon the fine motor skills that are delayed. 665 more words


16 Days to Go and a FREEBIE!!

16 days to go until summer!! And today we are celebrating with a FREEBIE!! This freebie is perfect for you to use in a center during your unit on insects, butterflies, or during a study of… 107 more words

Fun Stuff

The Hypermobile Hand: More Than A Strength Problem

I just received another referral for a kid with “weak’ hands.  Can’t hold a pencil correctly, can’t make a dark enough mark on paper when he writes or colors.   733 more words

Lovely Ladybugs

My “toy box” for May has evolved into being all about bugs and flowers.  It started years ago with this lady bug craft.  I have done it for years and it continues to be one of my favorites. 205 more words

Take a deep breath, and let your child mix the play dough colors

First of all, I want to share WHY every child should have a good stash of play dough.

1. Playing with play dough builds fine motor skills for your child. 977 more words

Play Time